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as long as i'm coffee and his friends can drink. this movie in kenya refugee camp. life story. twenty seven years ago but there's no holding back his dreams. starts may twenty seventh. this is. coming up on the free. imprisoned. prices. on the free press. why did the indonesian elections cost the lives of hundreds of.
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strain and stress. and fancy a trip to the d.m.z. the south. korean troops. welcome. it's good to have you with us to reuters journalists who have been jailed for their reporting of the crisis and have been freed from prison they have been convicted of violating the official secrets act and sentenced to seven years imprisonment they were arrested in december twenty seven thousand then a massacre of ten men by the me and mommy received numerous awards in. the pulitzer
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prize was known and who have now been given their freedom under a presidential amnesty and after the global campaign for their release this is the moment they walk free of the young gun prison that have held them for more than five hundred days in the middle of that media scrum on had this to say decide in the prison and also around the world. we seem to really says i want to see thank you very much i'm really happy and excited to see my family and my colleagues and i can't wait for my use right now that i you know. but before the trip to the newsroom the two journalists had an emotional reunion with their wives and young daughters the wives of don't i just have been tireless campaigners for their release they attended the reporter's final appeal of the supreme court after that protected last month they wrote
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a letter to the government pleading for a pardon on compassionate grounds. well known injures whose case became a rallying point for press freedom in myanmar freedoms that activists say under threat in the country a genuine report from human rights watch said the decline in press freedom under the new government had been particularly striking the new government here refers to the government led by me and mas de facto leader aung san suu kyi the nobel laureates government has no shortage of laws to use against journalists the committee to protect journalists has compiled a list of what you've called me and was anti press noles there's a twelve laws listed including the official secrets act on the rich one known and josue when prisons. for more i'm joined by done you know bastar from reporters without borders in that you had the issue pacific desk of the organization daniel
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good to have you with us if i can just ask you at the outset what does the release of wallowing and to mean for press freedom in myanmar. well it is a great victory for press freedom in myanmar of course we have been demanding the release of for almost a year now how because there is actually no legal grounds on which they would have been arrested and convicted. so of course this is a victory because one of the just so we are now able to walk freely and to not meet with their family again but. the movie three reasons going off and big us because they are released on a pardon so that civilian authorities can make a show of clemency but. their conviction is still has been upheld by both the high court and the supreme court which creates
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a very. dreadful legal precedent for all investigative journalist across myanmar not speaking of precedents not rights groups have said in the past that this government with aung san suu which years the de facto leader has been cracking down on freedom of expression and freedom of the press do you think that is likely to get worse as we go alone. it's quite hard to say. when we look at the the world press freedom index that we got vision every year i can borders without borders you can see that between two thousand and thirteen and two thousand and seventeen myanmar went up twenty positions in the index and then after two thousand and sixteen two thousand and seventeen when also two key came into power. myanmar position dropped down six places in two thousand and eighteen and another place the fear so you see that the democratic transition in myanmar is
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really at a crossroads and press freedom is really what what will indicate where memories heading towards going back to a military authoritarian regime are continuing the transition to democracy very briefly that it was you can do you see based on your experience so far that the government has a toll committed to upholding press freedoms as they move ahead. very honestly i doubt it i hope it is but from what journalists on the ground in myanmar from what memories journalists tell me. the neither one only just so case as at a very chilling effect and self-censorship now is the rule for many journalists to myanmar keep your mouth shut don't get into trouble appears to be the we're moving
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into the future daniel vostok from reporters without borders speaking to us from paris thank you so much. it was called the world's most complicated election and now it appears as if may have also been one of the deadliest indonesians went to the polls three weeks back to elect a president and norco and regional representatives their actions were spread across the country with seventeen thousand islands and three time zones but for some election workers the stress of being part of such a big exercise was too much. for the town in west java indonesia's election was an occasion to mourn. they lost one of their own election workers until. he earned around thirty three euros helping to stage indonesia's mammoth election last month and work himself to exhaustion his wife
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says it triggered a stroke and he died three days later. no doubt that over and something like the my husband didn't complain about anything i need. to know he was healthy he was happy and he lost track of time. but he had the day before the election he stayed overnight at the polling station. all the way through until two pm on election day. this year's election was dubbed the world's biggest single day vote presidential parliamentary regional and local elections combined an effort to reduce costs workers manned more than eight hundred thousand polling stations with five ballots for each voter that equates to millions of ballot sheets all counted by hand. but daddy is with us and we started working at six am that young to do at seven the
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polling station opened better to better deal then at one pm it was all finished. look at that after we'd prayed we continue counting the wound on yes yes up we had to look for the names of the candidates one by one they had off and also which party going to the swing gently finding all the names was actually the more strenuous task than the amount of money that we own so with the disappearance of the mandala and. some of that i could to keep my job a task that pushed many workers over the edge more than two thousand have been hospitalized mostly due to overwork. and more than three hundred have died. the election workers were under severe physical and psychological stress or working in difficult conditions some outdoors in the wind and rain this happened due to fatigue physical and psychological. that. the election commission says it
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plans to compensate families of the deceased workers killed by the round one year's pay at minimum wage. if you've ever wanted to visit the korean demilitarized zone you can do that again now has reopened the joint security area in the border village of on the job offer the six month hiatus or fission to take them to facilitate joint efforts and to demilitarize the border so what does a visit to the d.m.z. said look like now. if you were among the tourists who went to support the pomp and circumstance during this public tour of the into korean troops spillage you'd have been disappointed will say if you were hoping to catch a glimpse of the iconic face off between north and south korean soldiers this still here but there's
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a notable difference they no longer ami. what you'll feel here in panama is is a different vibe what once was a viable tension is now a viable peace we've taken away the land mines we've ensured that this site has been the mine we've taken the weapons out of the towers our guards no longer carry weapons and i think that what you'll see here is a police that can foster trust building and confidence that hopefully can spread across the korean peninsula. so the weapons are missing from this familiar takes them but the signature dark sunglasses remain. visitors but keen to capture the moment on camera a priceless memory in a symbolic location. this is the place that's always visualized that decades of conflict between the communist state and its southern neighbor. and it's by kim jong un and in this historic summit last year one handshake setting off
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a whirlwind of diplomacy and fueling hopes for real progress on the korean peninsula. tourists and those station permanently at the d.m.z. it say that progress can be felt. before coming here i was quite nervous but being here i realise it's actually more peaceful here i can resonate with the word peace for. peace however is yet to be achieved diplomatic exchanges between seoul n.p.r. have significantly cooled in recent months. but through the eyes of tourists at least the into korean border is far more relaxed than it was before. you're going to cause a foreign back story on our website dot com. be sure to check out our facebook page as well. that's if today will leave your dollar with the two forces dumbass you. walked free early of it after more than five hundred days in june is
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